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July 15th, 2018

Edmund Heads Field at ATP Umag; Preview

Wildcards went to Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime and Croats Nino Serdarusic and Franko Skugor…

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April 29th, 2018

Anderson Top Seed, Hewitt Returns at ATP Estoril; Preview

Interesting starts include (1) Anderson vs. the Barcelona finalist Tsitsipas if the Greek isn’t too gassed, (8) Medvedev vs. the veteran Sousa, and (4) Muller on his worst surface (although he reached the final last year) vs. the American Sandgren-Tiafoe match winner…

Posted by Staff @ 11:59 am in Tennis | 14 Comments »

April 21st, 2018

Nadal Goes for 11 at ATP Barcelona Open; Preview

(1) Nadal looking at the wrist-addled (14) Nishikori 3rd rd. then (6) Djokovic then (4) Goffin…

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 14th, 2018

Nadal, Djokovic Headline Start Of Clay Season At Monte Carlo

The clay season officially opens!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:24 pm in Clay Season, Monte Carlo | 60 Comments »

April 8th, 2018

Gasquet, Paire, The Dog at ATP Marrakech; Preview

Interesting starts for (1) Ramos-Vinolas 2nd rd. vs. Troicki, (5) Haase 2nd rd. vs. Sousa, (6) Paire opening against French countryman Simon, (8) Zverev net-rushing on clay vs. the home-country favorite Lorenzo, and (2) Edmund vs. the veteran Vesely…

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February 25th, 2018

Cuevas Goes for 4 in a Row at ATP Sao Paulo; Preview

Cuevas, the three-time defending champion, in last year’s final defeated Ramos Vinolas from a set down.

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February 18th, 2018

Cilic, Thiem, Carreno Busta Favorites at ATP Rio; Preview

Tough start for (1) Cilic vs. a qualifier then Monfils…

Posted by Staff @ 12:48 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 11th, 2018

1st Time Winner Carballes Baena Raises Trophy at ATP Ecuador Open

Carballes Baena joined Sofia champion Mirza Basic as first-time winners during the weekend. The Spaniard entered Quito ranked No. 107, and it’s his first ATP final in almost eight years as a pro.

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February 10th, 2018

Top 10ers Thiem, Carreno Busta at ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires; Preview

Tough starts for (7) Cuevas vs. Monfils and (2) Carreno Busta vs. G-Lo in an all-Spanish meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 9:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2018

Muguruza, 4 of Top 10 at WTA/ATP Sydney; Preview

Four of the Top 10 seeds and a field LOADED with floaters…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting openers for (1) Muguruza vs. the veteran Bertens, (7) Goerges vs. Stosur (winner to meet Gavrilova), (3) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (6) Stephens vs. (Q) Giorgi (winner to meet Kvitova), (4) Konta vs. Radwanska, (8) Sevastova vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Williams vs. the Safarova/Kerber winner…

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December 31st, 2017

Djokovic Withdrawal Leaves Thiem in Charge at ATP Doha; Preview

Tough starts for (8) Lopez vs. Spanish countryman G-Lo, and (2) Carreno Busta vs. Coric…Wildcards went to Qatar’s Jabor Al-Mutawa, Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri and France’s Gael Monfils…Withdrawing from the field were Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga…

Posted by Staff @ 1:59 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Carreno Busta Defends Title This Week at ATP Moscow

(1) Carreno Busta after a bye will meet the winner of the all-Russian battle between Kuznetsov and Medvedev…

Posted by Staff @ 10:23 am in Tennis | Comments Off

October 1st, 2017

Cilic, Thiem, Raonic Headline ATP Tokyo; Preview

Interesting starts for (5) Anderson vs. Simon, (3) Raonic vs. Troicki, (6) Querrey vs. Gasquet, (4) Goffin vs. Lopez, (8) Schwartzman vs. Young, and (2) Thiem vs. Johnson…

Posted by Staff @ 11:35 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Thiem, Defending Champ Khachanov at ATP Chengdu; Preview

(1) Thiem could start against Coric and (6) Edmund will start against Tomic…

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July 30th, 2017

Berdych, Querrey Headline 2nd-year ATP Event in Los Cabos, Mexico

(8) Tiafoe starts against Kokkinakis in a battle of up-and-comers…

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